Francesco Zucchi

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Self-portrait by Francesco Zucchi, 1733

Francesco Zucchi (Venice, 1692-1764),[1] was an Italian engraver, active mainly in Northern Italy.


He was the brother of Andrea Zucchi (1679–1740),[2] and was instructed by him in Pordenone.[3] He is also described as close to Pietro Scalvini.[4]

He was invited to Dresden to engrave some plates from the pictures in the Gallery but his work was interrupted by the Seven Years' War.[3] According to Henry Fuseli, Zucchi never actually went to Dresden but he was sending his works from Venice instead.[3] His artistic production includes reproductions of paintings, city views of Venice, Brescia, Brixen (Bressanone) and many illustrations for books[5] including the 1742 Italian translation of the Paradise Lost by Milton.[6] He died in 1764.


  1. ^ "Francesco Zucchi the Younger". 
  2. ^ "Andrea Zucchi". 
  3. ^ a b c "Franceso Zucchi". Il website cartografico e grafico della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana di Venezia. 
  4. ^ Dictionary of Brescian painters.
  5. ^ "Zucchi's book illustrations". 
  6. ^ "Illustration to Book X". Christ's College University of Cambridge. 


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1889). "Zucchi, Francesco". In Armstrong, Sir Walter; Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (L–Z). II (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. 

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